Istanbul has been on the radar for many Indian travellers – and one of the star attractions has been Sufi whirling. Now travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller is offering one lucky reader plus a friend a chance to experience that right here in Mumbai! The process is extremely simple. All you have to do is tell us if you want to attend this workshop in the comments below. One lucky winner will get to take a friend along and watch this visual delight on Sunday, May 12th.
We took a quick Q&A with Zia Nath – founder of Sufi Splendour who will be conducting the workshop.
TeamMM: Name the one health benefit of sufi whirling?
Zia Nath (ZN): It releases tension, balances the flow of energy in the body and has calming effects.
TeamMM: One Bollywood movie that has sufi whirling song?
ZN: Plenty actually Ajaab prem ki Gajaab Kahani, Jodha Akbar and Dirty Picture.
TeamMM: Which country popularized whirling as a sufi meditation?
ZN: Turkey/ Istanbul
You can purchase tickets priced at Rs 900 per person, for the workshop here.